How long can I safely take birth control pills?
You can take them as long as you’re generally healthy. Uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting issues, and smoking would be reasons to stop taking birth control pills. Speak with your medical care provider about your concerns. Eat well, exercise, and don’t smoke.
I practice yoga a lot. Is that enough for muscle strength or should I also lift weights?
There are yoga poses that increase strength and muscle size. If you want to build muscle, weight training is best. Yoga is a balanced way to do strength training. It tones your muscles in balance with each other. It increases endurance and flexibility.
What are some best practices for heart health in women?
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. First, avoid tobacco. The chemicals emitted from smoke contribute to the build up plaque in the arteries.
Exercise helps, and make sure you don’t sit for too long at a time. Eat well, consuming good fats (avocado, olive oil, nuts). Get plenty of sleep and aim for a healthy weight.